Sikuvile Awards judges impressed with quality of entries

14:15 PM (54 Minutes ago) Awards
The number of entries as well as the quality and variety of entries into this year’s Standard Bank Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) Sikuvile Awards has impressed the award judges.

Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to multi-millionaires in Dragon's Den

14:09 PM (1 Hour ago) Media News
Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires worth over half a billion pounds in Dragon's Den.

Al Jazeera journalists still held captive in Nigeria

14:06 PM (1 Hour ago) Media News

One week has passed since the detention of two Al Jazeera employees in Nigeria. The media network has once again urged the Nigerian authorities to release the detainees. 

 

Twitter launches two new features just in time for Easter

13:46 PM (1 Hour ago) Marketing News
Easter holidays play host to handful of family gatherings, festivities and special occasions with your family, friends and loved ones. But, what about those that are not able to be with their families to share, connect and celebrate?

City Lodge Hotel Group does its bit for Earth Hour

13:43 PM (1 Hour ago) Publicity News
Member hotels in the City Lodge Hotel Group across the country did their bit for Earth Hour on Saturday, 28 March by switching off most of their lights and resorting to candlelight.

Napo Masheane and Friends at the Soweto Theatre

13:31 PM (1 Hour ago) Entertainment
Renowned poet, Napo Masheane, is poised to set the stage alight with her latest reworked offering titled Napo Masheane and Friends: Featuring-Ladies In Jazz The Fat Black Women Sing & Beyond Vocal.

adidas turns to New Wave Outdoor Media to boost its advertising

13:16 PM (1 Hour ago) Advertising News
adidas Ultra Boost is here – and just in time for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. As part of this exciting journey, adidas has enlisted the help of New Wave Outdoor Media (NWOM) by branding metered cabs across the country to boost awareness of the latest addition to the adidas technical running family.

Y&R and NATIVE VML win the UCT Graduate School of Business account

13:01 PM (2 Hours ago) New Accounts
Y&R South Africa and sister agency, NATIVE VML, recently acquired the business for University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB), with the three-year contract encompassing ATL, Brand, Communication and Media Strategy, BTL and Digital services.

Sun City to host its own ultra triathlon in May

12:22 PM (2 Hours ago) Events
On Sunday, 10 May over 1000 athletes will be taking up the challenge of the Sun City Ultra Triathlon at the Sun City resort. This new addition to the Ultra Triathlon brand follows close on the heels of the Midlands ULTRA Triathlon which takes place biannually at Midmar dam in KwaZulu-Natal.

Expand a Sign sponsors Team Abantu

11:57 AM (3 Hours ago) Publicity News
Expand a Sign is the proud branding partner of Durban-based Team Abantu, commonly known as 'The People’s Team', and provide the team with all of their branding infrastructure, including banners and gazebos.

Showtek visits South Africa at Shimmy Beach Club

11:45 AM (3 Hours ago) Entertainment
Fresh off the Ultra Buenos Aires stage, Dutch electronic dance music duo, Showtek, come to the equally sunny shores of Cape Town for one event at Shimmy Beach Club on Saturday, 10 April.

Watch Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen to make the most out of shopping budgets

11:30 AM (3 Hours ago) Media News
Rachel Allen shows viewers how to get the most out of their shopping budgets and ingredients, using recipes designed to make money and food go further in Rachel Allen's Everyday Kitchen.

SMEs are under pressure to use tech more effectively

9:35 AM (5 Hours ago) Opinion
South African SMEs are under growing pressure to use technology in more sophisticated ways to meet the expectations of their customers, reduce costs, and stay ahead of growing regulatory and tax compliance demands. So says Daryl Blundell, general manager for Sage Pastel Accounting.

Win a Golden World Award and achieve worldwide acclaim

8:52 AM (6 Hours ago) Awards
PRISA South Africa is calling all public relations professionals in South Africa to enter IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). The awards recognise outstanding global campaigns created and executed in the last year and offer world-wide recognition and acclaim for entrants.

The Pretty Blog to host two workshops at the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase

8:07 AM (7 Hours ago) Events
Franschhoek is the perfect (and definitely romantic) setting to celebrate the most memorable day of one’s life. Exquisite views, world class venues, fine dining and award-winning wines complete the package for this special day.

The Out of Home Measurement Council is now a formality

7:57 AM (7 Hours ago) Marketing News
The Out of Home Measurement Council (OMC), the Out of Home JIC representing OOH media owners in South Africa, is now a formal entity, and was registered as a non-profit company on Monday, 23 March.

Longlist for inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards has been announced

7:26 AM (7 Hours ago) Awards
The official longlist for the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 has been released. The aim of this first-for-Africa award is to recognise inspiring African organisations that work to ensure tourism environments and benefit destinations and local people.

The Test Kitchen named 44th best restaurant in the world by Elite Traveler

7:09 AM (8 Hours ago) Awards
Luke Dale-Roberts' The Test Kitchen in Cape Town's urban enclave of Woodstock has just been placed 44th on the list of the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2015.

Frank Skinner, Jeremy Clarkson and Carrie Fisher to star in the new series of QI

16:17 PM (22 Hours ago) Media News
Series 12 of QI sees Stephen Fry returning with the quiz that tests the most obscure parts of contestants' general knowledge, awarding points for interesting answers as well as correct ones.

The Internet of Things: why connectivity is key to success

15:50 PM (23 Hours ago) Opinion
The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely touted as the next major technology trend, yet limited connectivity and interoperability have thus far hampered its growth and expansion. This is according to Paulo Ferreira, director of enterprise mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

How to deal with online trolls

15:30 PM (23 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
Being online, whether it be through social media, running a website or even publishing content on YouTube, opens you up to ‘trolling’.

Setting performance standards for social media success

14:41 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Implementing a social media strategy for one’s company may seem to be a daunting task, especially if one is uncertain of what is required to ensure that one’s efforts are as effective as possible.

The future of interactive branding

13:39 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Though most tend to scoff at the idea that marketing or advertising can be interesting or innovative, we often overlook just how influential it can be. So says Tauriq Moosa of Rogerwilco.

City of Cape Town’s new Rosendaal housing project is set to transform lives

13:23 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
On Tuesday, 31 March, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Benedicta van Minnen, turned the sod for the City’s Rosendaal human settlements project, near Delft.

Johann van Tonder joins Momentum’s Multiply to expand its value to members

13:15 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Multiply, Momentum’s Wellness and Rewards programme, has appointed economist Johann van Tonder, supporting its commitment to programme members of providing insights and tools to help them understand, track and improve their financial wellness.

Keith Maseko named new MD of Benchmark

13:01 PM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Keith Maseko is the newly appointed managing director of Benchmark, an external assessment agency that focuses exclusively on Adult Education and Training (AET).

Leanne Manas and Ashraf Garda to host PRISM Awards

11:40 AM (Yesterday) Awards
With the 2015 PRISM Awards only weeks away, the organisers are gearing up to celebrate and award the top public relations campaigns of 2014 from across the continent.

Africa’s Big Seven expo establishes French and Italian pavilions

11:07 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Leading food processing and packaging companies from France and Italy are targeting Africa’s increasingly active food and beverage manufacturing sector. This year they have established new French and Italian pavilions at Africa’s Big Seven (AB7), the largest food and beverage expo in Africa.

£300 cash up for grabs for Bargain Hunt contestants

11:02 AM (Yesterday) Media News
With all the fun and jeopardy of a game-show, but peppered with the historical fascination of an antiques show, it’s no wonder Bargain Hunt has become a firm favourite.

Two South African brands scoop prizes at the 2015 POPAI Global Awards

10:53 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The most prestigious international retail sector awards, the 2015 POPAI Global Awards, announced its winners in Las Vegas on Tuesday, 24 March.

Pledge to bring Mozart at the Movies to life

10:08 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music has featured in movies many times, not only in the famous biographical film Amadeus. His music has played a role in more than 900 films, bringing Mozartean drama, serenity and majesty to every imaginable type of movie.

Moving Tactics launches Retail Analytics division

9:56 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Retail analytics technology is in its infancy in South Africa but in the US and Europe, it is used extensively to encourage a deeper understanding of consumer behaviour and, in so doing, optimise the retail industry’s performance.

Two new IMAX® theatres for SA

9:47 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Ster-Kinekor, Southern Africa’s leading cinema chain, has signed a further agreement with IMAX Corporation to install two additional IMAX® theatres at two of its key sites in South Africa.

Proactive’s Business Efficiency Tool will revolutionise the activations space

9:09 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
In most instances measurement and ROI or return on investment (the holy grail of marketing campaigns) are looked at in retrospect. What is lacking in the activations space is a tool that provides real time data for real time insights that lead to real time results.

Ster-Kinekor’s to screen The Longest Ride at its Girlfriends’ Getaway event for April

8:58 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Put on one’s best pair of heels, hook up with one’s ‘besties’ - and head to the nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema to catch the next Girlfriends’ Getaway event. Ster-Kinekor’s movie choice for April is sure to have one smiling, laughing, loving and crying – and sometimes all at the same time.

20 trends and how they will impact brands in 2015

8:41 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
FCB Cape Town strategic planning director, David Smythe, has identified 20 trends that will change how marketers think and act in 2015 and beyond. In summarising them, there is also a particular impact for brands.

Kenny Rogers is coming to South Africa in June for one last time

7:58 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Big Concerts is excited to announce that Kenny Rogers will be returning to South Africa for the final time, performing his Farewell South Africa Tour in Johannesburg on Monday, 15 and Tuesday, 16 June at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City and in Cape Town on Thursday, 18 June at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

Explore amazing spaces with George Clarke

7:58 AM (Yesterday) Media News
In series 3 of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into incredible places to live, work and play.

5FM to tweak its weekday line-up

7:25 AM (Yesterday) Media News
It’s that time of the year again at 5FM; April brings with it a few tweaks to the weekday line-up and bigger changes to the weekend. 5FM will be shaking things up just a little with regards to the presenters and producers. There are also some great new programming changes and innovative radio additions.

AMASA Joburg is calling for nominations for its 2015/16 Committee

6:53 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Could one make an impact on the media and advertising industry? Does one feel that one can productively and positively contribute to the current state and future of this exciting industry? Well, it is that time again for the formation of a new AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) committee for the year April 2015 to March 2016.

Cashbuild chooses Z-CARD® to assist customers with their DIY needs

15:23 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
In addition to using a traditional promotional flyer to distribute in-store, Ogilvy@Cashbuild, a retail division of Ogilvy which handles all of Cashbuild's retail and consumer communication, selected a pocket-sized Z-CARD® for Cashbuild to hand out to its employees to use as a dynamic tool to assist customers with all of their DIY needs.

Comedian John Bishop reconnects with his 25-year-old self

15:18 PM (Yesterday) Media News
John Bishop’s Australia is an entertaining travelogue which sees comedian John Bishop return to Australia for a new adventure, 22 years after he first cycled along the country's Gold Coast as part of a yearlong trip.

Survey reveals a thirst for Excel-based business intelligence among SMEs

15:12 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Use of Microsoft Excel is near-universal among businesses, with 98 percent of organisations reporting that they use it daily for applications ranging from petty cash reconciliations, payroll reporting and manual customer quotes through to more intense management reports such as budgets, forecasts and daily financial analysis.

uShaka Sea World’s Outreach Programme to benefit an additional 79 schools

15:08 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
uShaka Sea World Marine Educators - with the support of National Lottery Development Trust Fund (NLDTF) – have included an additional 79 schools to their outreach programme. The Outreach Programme, now in its 21st year, focuses on creating ocean awareness in no-fee schools in KwaZulu-Natal.

Agilitude chosen as the official reseller for Salesforce Marketing Cloud in SA

15:03 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Customer experience management specialist, Agilitude, has been appointed as a reseller for Salesforce Marketing Cloud in South Africa. Agilitude already offers both Salesforce Service and Salesforce Sales, making the company one of very few to offer the full suite in South Africa.

Shape your future with Cannes Lions and the Young Creative Academy

14:51 PM (2 Days ago) Advertising News
Cinemark, the local representative for the Cannes Lions and its affiliates, is calling on all young creatives to register for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from Sunday, 21 to Saturday, 27 June, to attend the Young Creative Academy

Dlamini-Zuma commends safety compliance of two possible Ebola vaccinations

14:47 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), says that the initial safety compliance of two possible Ebola vaccinations, currently part of a clinical trial in Liberia, is a significant step forward in the eradication of the disease.

Positive feedback from industry leaders at 2015 IT Leaders Africa Summit

14:36 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Set to go beyond a usual, routine business conference, event organisers Kinetic evolved the latest edition of their flagship event, the IT Leaders Africa Summit, successfully delivering on a more exciting, topical, trendy and current platform.

Over 100 remote cameras used to film Countdown to the Rains

14:31 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
At the South Lunagwa National Park in Zambia it's the last few weeks of the dry season. Only one river is still flowing and tensions are high.

Samsung to open two new Brand Stores in Western Cape and KZN

14:26 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced plans to open two new Brand Stores in April 2015, in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
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